Paneer Dum Biryani with Raitha

1 cup basmati rice soaked in water for 30 mins
2 onions sliced + 1 
6 tsp ghee or oil
1 cardamom
2 cloves/lavang
1 piece of cinnamon/ dalchini
1 bay leaf / tej patta
1/2 tsp turmeric / haldi pdr
2 tsp biryani masala pdr
1/4 cup curd
Salt to taste
Paneer 100 gms cut into cubes
1/2 cup thick curd
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp haldi / turmeric pdr
1 tsp biryani masala pdr
1 tsp chilli pdr
Salt to taste
Marinate the paneer cubes with the above ingredients and keep in the fridge for 30 mins


  • Deep fry 1onion slices into  crisp and brown for garnishing, keep aside 
  • In cooker heat 3tsp oil,put cardamom,lavang,cinnamon,tejpatta and fry for a second
  • Drain water from the rice and add in the cooker,fry for 5 mins,add salt,1.5 cups water and cook for 2 whistles
  • In another pan heat remaining oil,saute sliced onions till transparent
  • Add the  marinated paneer and cook for 5-10 mins
  • In a thick bottomed vessel put the paneer  masala and rice into layers ,garnish with chopped coriander leaves and fried onion slices
  • Cover the vessel with a tight fitting lid,heat one thick tava over low flame,put the vessel over it and cook for 10- 15 mins to get dum effect
  • After 15 mins turn off the flame and transfer the layered biryani to the serving plate.
  • You can also make the layers in a Microwave dish and micro it for 2-3 mins


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